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  • Philip Hersh: In summing up Lance Armstrong (again), the parts make a discomfiting whole

     
    Lance Armstrong announcing his allegedly definitive retirement has the feeling of a "Dog Bites Man" story. After all, Armstrong already said before finishing 65th in last month's Tour Down Under in Australia he would no longer race internationally. So it....
  • Failed drug test or not, looks like Alberto Contador can ride Tour de France

     
    About a two months after Alberto Contador won the 2010 Tour de France -- his third -- the UCI, the international governing body for cycling, announced that Contador had failed a drug test. He had traces of the anabolic agent......
  • Bradley Wiggins crashes in Tour de France

     
    British rider Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of the Tour de France after getting caught in a big crash that took down several riders late in Friday's seventh stage of the Tour. Wiggins was one of about 20 riders caught......
  • Tour de France: Samuel Sanchez wins Stage 12

     
    Spanish climbing specialist Samuel Sanchez won Thursday's 12th stage of the Tour de France and Thomas Voeckler of France retained the overall lead as the race entered the high mountains for the first time. After a string of setbacks earlier......
  • Mark Cavendish wins 11th stage of Tour de France; Thomas Voeckler keeps yellow jersey

     
    Mark Cavendish of Britain won a rainy 11th stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint Wednesday, while Thomas Voeckler kept the race leader's yellow jersey. Cavendish edged Andre Greipel of Germany on the line after the 104-mile......
  • Tour de France: Thor Hushovd wins Stage 16

     
    World champion Thor Hushovd of Norway led a three-man breakaway to win a rainy 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday, as overall race leader Thomas Voeckler lost crucial seconds against two top race favorites. Three-time champion Alberto......
  • Tour de France: Edvald Boasson Hagen wins Stage 17

     
    Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, the first of three in the Alps. Thomas Voeckler held onto the yellow jersey, but lost time after riding off the course on the......
  • Tour de France: Andy Schleck wins Stage 18

     
    Andy Schleck led a daring attack to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday. Overall in the race, Thomas Voeckler kept the yellow jersey, but defending champion Alberto Contador was out of contention....
  • Schleck fends off Contador to keep Tour de France lead

     
    Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador played a cat-and-mouse game Sunday as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees for the first of four stages in the high mountains that will decide the outcome of the race. Schleck, the overall leader, countered every...
  • Angry Schleck vows revenge after controversial move gives Contador Tour de France lead

     
    An angry Andy Schleck vowed revenge after Alberto Contador took advantage of Schleck's mechanical problem to capture the overall lead in the Tour de France on Monday. Schleck dropped the chain on his bike near the summit of Monday's big climb and l...
  • Tour de France: Schleck 'full of anger' at Contador, who gets booed

     
    Even with its doping problems, cycling has certain points of honor. You don't attack the leader when he takes a "nature" break or if he is slowed by a sudden mechanical problem. On Monday, in the second Pyrenees stage, yellow......